Tennis team outfit Kwik Sew 4113 skirt and Jalie


If you’re new here, you may want to subscribe to my Bloglovin’ feed. Thanks for visiting!Finding tennis wear that flatters you in middle age is no small feat. And wearing it out in public is also an act of bravery. I would never in a million years wear a skirt this short to go around town […]

Sewing for Lent. Will you join in? #sewingforlent


  There’s no doubt that I’m a selfish seamstress. Nowadays, sewing is only my hobby and one of my goals this year is to make all of my own clothes and not buy any. I lose interest in sewing when I’m not making what I want, when I want, and get really stressed out when […]

Bento Tee in double sided wool knit


Recently, I was contacted by Kate from The Confident Stitch , an online fabric store with a brick and mortar shop in Missoula Montana. It looks like a really fun shop to hang out in if you live nearby, and they have lots of sewing classes, too. I may stop by when I visit my […]

Ginger Jeggings and McCall’s 6964


Recently I was approached by  Organic Cotton Plus to try some of their fabric.  I remembered the cute knit Ginger jeans Lauren made awhile back with their stretch knit denim  and wanted to try a similar version for myself. I had the ultimate mom jean in mind, Pull On Jeggings! I so deserve a pair of […]

Jalie 2215 Tennis top


I love the lines of Jalie 2215 for a tennis top. Kind of retro cool, right? Like a vintage 70’s tennis top, but made in modern fabric with modern techniques. I am so excited about this pattern! Jalie 2215 in size T But this one turned out a little too tight on me. I made […]

Wild and Free Cheetah Girl Running Pants!


Besides unicorns and rainbows, Gigi loves cheetahs and running. Recently she joined up with our town’s youth track and field club. She doesn’t really have any cool workout clothes, only some old sweats she sleeps in, so I thought it would be fun to make her a running outfit she could get excited about. She […]

Rainbow unicorn girls skater dress!


My little girl loves unicorns and rainbows! When I was downtown last week I walked into one of those cavernous huge warehouse fabric shops were most of the fabric is in crazy prints and of dubious quality. Everything was two to three dollars a yard so when I spotted this crazy fabric I knew Gigi […]

A Simply White farmhouse kitchen

Simply white farmhouse kitchen

This facelift to our farmhouse kitchen was one of the reasons I didn’t sew much last year. I am so glad we are done! First, we re-plastered the walls, as they had a bumpy cottage cheese texture applied by the previous owner. What a mess that was when they sanded it all down! I’m still […]